It seems to me that one of the simplest rules to follow when doing knowledge work (or symbolic analyzing, or being creative) is this: don’t try to work only on
In my garage office I have a standing desk (actually a shelf in my Ikea bookcase). Most of the time it’s awesome, but sometimes I do like to sit down.
This week I reviewed the dust jacket for REST. I’ve always liked the book’s cover, with its sling chair, but the whole package just looks terrific. We were lucky to get a
Washington Post contributor Brigid Schulte has a brief piece explaining why overwork is bad for you. Forget Russian figure skater Julia Lipnitskaia spinning in a blur with her leg impossibly
Just got these in the mail…. via flickr Very exciting, in the way that only a vanishingly small number of grinding, attention-demanding tasks can be.
I sent off the revised draft of my book last Friday, and celebrated this weekend by watching the end of the Tour de France. the book is back, via flickr It
A while ago I wrote a piece about writing for the trades. As someone who’d written for academic audiences, and for corporate and government clients, it was interesting to take
Maybe because it’s Thanksgiving week, but it’s oddly quiet at Cafe Zoe, where I’m now working, as the construction crews are back digging up the Hetch Hetchy. cafe zoe, via
Today I stole my wife’s copy of AHA Perspectives and Anthony Grafton and Jim Grossman’s essay “No More Plan B,” on the need to reform history graduate programs to train